Andreessen Horowitz's crypto fund just made its biggest bet yet
The blockchain-based project, called Dfinity Foundation, raised $102 million in a private sale of tokens to accredited investors, bringing its total capital raised to more than $190 million.
YourNest to invest in edge computing & patent-led startups in 2019
Sunil Goyal, its managing director, told ET that the firm has already iden...
Persistent Systems invests in big data firm Cazena
The company has gained significant traction as enterprises face massive skills shortages i...
Startups are steering clear of Facebook, Google by innovating for business
Startups are increasingly writing software that allows mainstream companies to do things that the consumer internet giants pioneered, like constant online monitoring of how people use products, regular updates and personalization.
Bitcoin is challenging the entire concept of venture capital
A new wave of entrepreneuers, dreamers and hucksters are raising capital through initial coin offerings, where they invent their own currencies, then sell them for cash and trade them on open markets.
This tech cycle is different compared to the dotcom bubble: Benedict Evans, Andreessen Horowitz
In a chat with TOI, Evans explains how it's incomplete to look at what's happening now and say the venture capital world is going insane.
Leap Transit, the luxury San Francisco commuter bus, is bankrupt and selling its buses for $5 each
In June, two of its buses were up for auction. More buses were auctioned off in July. Now there are two left, up for sale in an October auction.
With Instabase, Anant Bhardwaj gives US a brand-new Unicorn
Originally from Bihar, Bhardwaj started working on Instabase full time from 2015 after the VCs invested $3.78 million in it. Two years ago, the startup took its first large investment round, $23.2 million. He says most of that cash is unspent.
Indian Angel Network joins Inventus Capital Partners to invest in two US-based startups
Both startups, however, are US-based ventures, catering to the US markets, a departure from IAN’s strategy of backing ventures.
Trai's decision an anti-colonialist idea: Facebook Board member Marc Andreessen
Andreessen, or @pmarca as he's known on Twitter, wrote: "Anti-colonialism has been economically catastrophic for the Indian people for decades. Why stop now?"
Five startup sectors that performed the best in 2015
With the year, almost drawing to a close, it is perhaps a good time to reflect on how the startup ecosystem has performed in the country.
Broking startup Zerodha to enter non-banking finance space and expand overseas
CEO Kamath said that they have applied to RBI for an NBFC license, and once approvals are in place they would start the business in 6 to 8 months.
It only took an hour for this red-hot, $4.5 billion startup to boost its value by $1 billion
In case you haven't heard of Zenefits, it's one of the hottest startups in the Valley now. It provides free HR software that makes it easy for companies to sign up for insurance.
There’s an angel for every idea in this startup valley: Here are some VCs you can bank on
With help at hand to ensure that startups get a chance to try out radical new ideas, the median size of angel funding rounds more than doubled to Rs 1.38 crore.
A billion-dollar tech 'unicorn' was born every week this year, but winter is coming
The number of private tech cos valued at $1 bn or more worldwide has surged so much this year that on average 1.3 unicorns have been created every week in 2015.
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